Two Postdoctoral Positions in Polyploidy and Epigenetics at the
University of Texas at Austin
We seek two highly motivated scientists to work in a dynamic plant
genetics and genomics laboratory. One candidate is expected to work
on functional diversification of duplicate genes and genomes, and
another candidate will work on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms for
non-additive gene regulation in Arabidopsis allopolyploids. The
projects are funded by the NIH and NSF (http://polyploidy.tamu.edu).
Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Plant Biology,
Plant Biochemistry or Computational Biology with a solid training in
Mendelian genetics or evolutionary genetics Demonstrated interest
in genome evolution and epigenetic regulation of gene expression will
likely be helpful, as will technical skills in DNA sequence analysis,
RNA detection, protein assays, RNA interference, microarrays,
computational analysis of genomic and microarray data. The positions
are available immediately. Salary is competitive with experience.
Interested candidates should send a brief statement of career goals
and a copy of curriculum vitae including names and addresses of three
references via email to: Z. Jeffrey Chen (zjchen at mail.utexas.edu).
The Chen lab recently moved to the section of Molecular Cell and
Developmental Biology (http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/MCDB/) and the
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
(http://www.icmb.utexas.edu/). There will be excellent opportunities
for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to interact with
faculty and students among dynamic research groups in the MCDB,
Integrative Biology (http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/IB/), and the
Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
(http://ccbb.biosci.utexas.edu/). Please visit http://www.utexas.edu
for more information about the university and living in Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Z. Jeffrey Chen, Ph. D.
D. J. Sibley Centennial Professorship Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology (ICMB)
1 University Station A-4800
Austin, TX 78712-0159
E-mail: zjchen at mail.utexas.edu